NEWS
USDA Licenses PEDV Vaccine
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Harrisvaccines announced Monday that USDA had approved a conditional license of the company's vaccine for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV.

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service stated the Harrisvaccines product is the first licensed vaccine for PEDV. It will be used to vaccinate sows to build antibodies and transmit those antibodies through their milk to newborn piglets, USDA stated.

"Preliminary studies have been promising, and they've shown sufficient data that we think the vaccine will be effective," USDA stated.

Harrisvaccines, which is based in Ames, Iowa, will be working toward a full license of the ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
CME Plans Hog Futures Changes
Pork Audits and Conversations
USDA Mandates PEDV Reporting
PED Continues to Spread
EU Tightens Pig Blood Import Rules
France Suspends US Pig Imports
USDA Vague on PED Tracking